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Old May 3rd, 2021, 13:21
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Vista pro heater core updates?

Is this still the best option, did it last? I think Iíve read every heater core related thread out there. Parts stores seem to be a crapshoot either way and the vista pro is certainly pricier. So is it worth it is what Iíd like to hear.
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 13:49
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

If you don't mind spending a bit more money, then consider this:

https://www.superiorcooling.co/48740...-wrangler.html
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 17:44
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

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If you don't mind spending a bit more money, then consider this:

https://www.superiorcooling.co/48740...-wrangler.html
I believe thatís the Vista Pro one, same part #
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 18:11
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I believe thatís the Vista Pro one, same part #
But it's not a copper core, big difference!
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 18:22
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

I've been looking at one of these heater cores , One is copper core and the other is a Aluminum but I think the cores are the same thickness so I think they should both put out good heat.
https://www.radiatorexpress.com/part...ee/base/40l-l6
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 18:27
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But it's not a copper core, big difference!
Yes they are both copper. It seems superior cooling just sells the vista pro model, same part #
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 18:29
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I've been looking at one of these heater cores , One is copper core and the other is a Aluminum but I think the cores are the same thickness so I think they should both put out good heat.
https://www.radiatorexpress.com/part...ee/base/40l-l6
Interesting I hadnít come across those yet. Will have to give them a call tomorrow, thanks
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 19:42
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

I'm curious why folks like copper core heater cores better than aluminum? Aluminum is more flexible, gives up heat more readily, etc. I would think the copper cores might be slightly more resistant to damage, but aluminum is better for transferring heat from liquid to air than copper. Copper is more conductive if you're talking direct contact conduction, but that's not what's happening in liquid to air. Same reason radiators are aluminum, you want to convert air heat to liquid heat in a radiator. The exact opposite but same principle in heater cores?
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 20:27
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

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I'm curious why folks like copper core heater cores better than aluminum? Aluminum is more flexible, gives up heat more readily, etc. I would think the copper cores might be slightly more resistant to damage, but aluminum is better for transferring heat from liquid to air than copper. Copper is more conductive if you're talking direct contact conduction, but that's not what's happening in liquid to air. Same reason radiators are aluminum, you want to convert air heat to liquid heat in a radiator. The exact opposite but same principle in heater cores?
Iím not opposed to aluminum. But Iíve read too many ďfailed after 2 monthsĒ reviews.
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 20:47
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

Most of the aluminum cores are thinner almost haft the size of the copper cores so they can't put out a good amount of heat .
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Old May 3rd, 2021, 20:51
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

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I believe thatís the Vista Pro one, same part #
399233 is the OEM part number. I just pulled my Superior Cooling Co heater core out of its box, and its in fact a TSM copper/brass heater core.

Where are you seeing a Vista Pro copper/brass for sale?
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Old May 4th, 2021, 04:09
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

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399233 is the OEM part number. I just pulled my Superior Cooling Co heater core out of its box, and its in fact a TSM copper/brass heater core.

Where are you seeing a Vista Pro copper/brass for sale?
eBay/Amazon and they show the same part number. Thatís why I figured theyíre the same just reboxed
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Old May 4th, 2021, 04:13
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

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399233 is the OEM part number. I just pulled my Superior Cooling Co heater core out of its box, and its in fact a TSM copper/brass heater core.

Where are you seeing a Vista Pro copper/brass for sale?
How is the quality? Do the solders look ok, did it come wrapped with foam, how does it fit?
Thanks, more than likely the one you linked is the one Iíll go with
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Old May 4th, 2021, 05:53
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

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How is the quality? Do the solders look ok, did it come wrapped with foam, how does it fit?
Thanks, more than likely the one you linked is the one Iíll go with
I've got one of the Superior cores, the workman ship is great but no they don't come with any foam.
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Old May 4th, 2021, 06:14
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Re: Vista pro heater core updates?

The main reason why people purchase the copper core is because it's such a PITA to do you will not want to do it again!
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